When placed close to a potential feeding site, bed bugs find the small crevices in the monitor very tempting. The monitor’s white band – placed on the sides – is used to show the cast skins, fecal staining, and other activities of the bugs.
Using the PackTite Passive Bed Bug Monitor
Bed bugs travel considerable distances between the host and daytime resting sites. However, they definitely prefer to rest close to a host, especially when a suitable harborage is available. Provide them with a PackTite Passive as harborage instead of allowing them to hide in the cracks and crevices of your mattress.
Where to Place the Monitor
For the best results, set your PackTite Monitor close to a prospective feeding location. Ensure that the spot you choose isn’t subject to disturbances and it’s easy to conduct routine visual inspections.
Some great suggestions include:
- Between the headboard supports
- The rear side of your headboard
- Between the bed box springs and the mattress
- The wall below the bed’s headboard, in level with your mattress
The PackTite passive monitor has a sticky coating placed at its back for support. Make sure you don’t use it on surfaces that can be damaged when you remove it. Some of these surfaces include polished wood furnishings, wallpaper, mattresses, and bed bug mattress covers.
If you need to use the PackTite Passive monitor on a sensitive surface, don't remove the protective cover. Instead, use a clear tape to hold the monitor in place.
Inspecting the PackTite Passive Monitor
Inspect the passive monitor at least once a month. But if your bed bug situation is a little bit intense, consider inspecting it at least weekly.
You don’t have to spend so much on an exterminator, just set the monitor next to your bed and you are good to go. Moreover, no maintenance is required.
Our monitors also come with calendar grids where you can easily mark your inspection dates.
It is also important to note that the PackTite Passive monitors are great to use when exterminators have recently treated your place. Most exterminators offer up to 6 months of guarantee, however, bed bugs are incredibly inconspicuous and therefore you might not know if bed bugs are still lingering. Increase your chances of detecting them earlier than later using the PackTite passive and therefore having a better chance of benefiting from your exterminator’s guarantee.
Get your PackTite Passive monitor today, and let your bed bug situation be a thing of the past.